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ukraine shells a russian border checkpoint that says president poroshenko announces a seven day cease fire in the east as part of his peace plan. as the u.s. increases spending on what's already the most expensive war plane in history yet another technical glitch plagues the project. the u.s. german starts a campaign offering cash for ideas to help grow its transatlantic partnership with the e.u. but the moves being seen by critics as an attempt to push through a corporate agenda.
welcome on is the harvey and you're watching r.t. international. a russian checkpoint on the border with ukraine has come under shelling as a result a border guard has been injured with shrapnel the attack occurred as self-defense forces in eastern ukraine clash with the army the military said to use mortar fire which then hit the checkpoint it happened when refugees were crossing the border as we heard from a witness you want to. think from your brain so i went to the buddhist or offer my assistance there were lots of children in the refugee camp and i brought them sweets to cheer them up i heard the gunfire as i was coming up to the border people were screaming and running machine there were several gunshots it was very scary to see women and children crying for some time and when i came back to the checkpoint was on fire. moscow has demanded an explanation from kiev over the assault on its territory our correspondent ryan cultural has the details fighting continues close
to the russian border and according to the spokesperson of the russian border guards shell actually flew into russian territory and injured one of the customs officers and damage the building as well now moscow is outrage and demands a quick in this occasion and a prompt apology from the crane no authority meanwhile we've heard that ukrainian defense ministry had already denied all these accusations that any shooting took place near the russian border and russia is not concerned about the security in this area the president ordered back up for russian border guards vents there happened before the armored personnel carrier went in sort of the russian territory and other incidents like that happening as well the military crackdown in eastern ukraine has caused hundreds of deaths and displaced thousands of people but now
president poroshenko has imposed a seven day cease fire and a new peace plan and the details for you it includes an amnesty for those who agree to lay down their arms and who haven't committed grievous crimes the creation of a ten kilometer wide buffer zone along the border with russia changes to the constitution to guarantee free and safe use of the russian language also the decentralization of power to the eastern regions early local and parliamentary elections mentioned in one of the plans top points though is to guarantee safety for all the negotiating sides although part of himself is refusing to hold talks with leaders of the self-proclaimed republics. now before the ceasefire was implemented the army had been targeting cities across the east often with fatal results. do we. teach again. that has changed.
in this particular family was left devastated when a mortar shell hit yard a young mother was killed on the spot a five year old son was taken to hospital with multiple head wounds and doctors for five hours to try to save his life but he died of his injuries on the operating table mark sloboda a senior lecturer in international relations and security studies at moscow state university police president poroshenko peace plan is actually an ultimatum. peace by definition is negotiated and poor shango has already declared that there will be no negotiation with the political and militant leaders on the ground in eastern ukraine so this is not a peace plan this is an ultimatum a demand for the unconditional surrender under promise of extermination as well this decentralization is not clearly defined but what we have seen so far is that only includes local executive committees governors would still have the right to be
overruled and appointed by this declaration of a cease fire merely. by the poor general regime in the run up it's not a surprise that the declared ceasefire ends on the very day that poroshenko was supposed to sign the e.u. association agreement. moscow's warned some point simple plan could lead to greater bloodshed rather than actually resolve the crisis and we will report more on that on line. this is the f. thirty five stealth fighter jet america's most advanced than most expensive war planes and it's just been given yet another boost in a new defense spending bill that's despite the pentagon having already shelled out nearly four hundred billion dollars on this development and to cover the cost the plane is now being touted to foreign buyers as artie's marina portnoy explains. the
f. thirty five stealth fighter jet is the crandell a crime of military planes. and the pentagon's most expensive conventional weapons program it's a game changer the world's only fifth generation fighter jet is manufactured by lockheed martin combining state of the art technology with highly advanced avionics and maneuverability the pentagon plans to buy nearly twenty five hundred f. thirty five but delays and cost increases have left u.s. lawmakers frustrated over the three hundred eighty five billion dollar price tag and that's where america's allies come in. lockheed martin has turned to international partners including britain australia and canada collectively the countries have invested more than twenty billion dollars buying up the war craft a weapon that many experts view as a global gamble there's never been anything anywhere near as expensive and the entire process is one in which the costs can only go.
the other problem is that the more they spend the more the united states in the manufacture and now a whole bunch of other countries become invested more they have to go ahead in any of these countries that want to be kind of feel that they have no choice boosting demand from foreign investors is believed to be essential for the pentagon and lockheed martin why because the more f. thirty five are produced the cheaper each jet is to build and maintain marina for niamh hearty. well the f. thirty five has been suffering one setback after another and in the most recent case the entire fleet was grounded and testing was suspended after one of the planes suffered an oil leak but the engines are not the only. craft is experiencing problems and fact as we can see here the plane has been suffering well documented hope spots and cracks head to tail. the pentagon even predicted it from flying
within forty kilometers of a thunderstorm that was out of fear is that the fuel tank could explode if it was struck by lightning we spoke to the actress designer who says that on top of the technical glitches if thirty five program is also played by bureaucracy it's one of the worst airplanes we've ever designed. for a lot of reasons but the most important reason is that it was compromised by having to do three different jobs you can never make a good airplane if you don't focus on a single drop single mission and then they made it even worse by saying that we save money by giving it up among three services so now you have three missions pulling the airplane in different directions now you have three services three bureaucracies adding their parochial points of view to the airplane was a complete mess and mind you this is the most expensive single project that the
that the defense department has ever undertaken do stay with us here on r.t. as we take a look at solving the ugly side of the beautiful game russia is facing a tough task to contain football hooliganism as it prepares to take over from brazil but something has been overblown. and stay with us to find out how an online technology used as evidence of criminality against one u.s. hack case now permitted for a giant corporation. an online push by the u.s. to promote a transatlantic partnership deal with europe has been met with criticism on both sides of the ocean twenty thousand dollars is being offered to anybody who comes up with lucrative trade ideas but opponents say that that figure is tiny compared to the potential damage that massive cooperation agreement could be to all of the details. the united states has been accused of a cynical propaganda campaign after a tweet originated from its embassy just behind me here. this tweet was with regard
to the transatlantic trade and investment partnership between europe and the united states now the tweet was offering up to twenty thousand u.s. dollars for any projects people could come up that would protect the treat deal in a good light snow it has come in for some scathing criticism from people here in europe mostly because of worries over a decrease in standards the standards for products in europe are far higher than they are in the united states also on workers' rights as well now this is seen and vajra mentalist environmentalists trade unions and health campaign is all railing against this trade deal to put that into perspective of the public opinion here in europe when it comes to the environment ninety six percent of germans say they have faith in european environmental regulation well only two percent believe in
regulations inforced in the united states there's also been controversy surrounding genetically modified foods not liked here in europe people have demonstrated against them however there is concern that because of u.s. labeling laws they could inadvertently become into the european markets so all of these things the same criticism all this well it's kind of they have come in for far more criticism online because of this. well the transatlantic trade deal does look pretty good on paper the partnership would allow the removal of trade barriers and regulating the difference is hindering growth of the u.s. or a use economy they would be washed away plus american europe's collective g.d.p. that would be boosted by around two hundred fifty billion dollars critics though believe that some of the pieces just don't fit the puzzle they're worried corporations would end up actually ruling governments and taxpayers therefore would
foot the bill for anything that goes wrong and it would be almost impossible to hold any corporation to account because of the sheer size of the structure and the lack of transparency very good michael shank of the friends committee on national legislation believes that all that is an opportunity for the u.s. and the to flex their muscles while it's good for investors it's bad for health it's bad for the environment it's bad for labor and it's bad for regulations that countries and states have worked for decades to institute so those are some of the biggest concerns and what it says to russia or what it says to china with the t.p. is it we don't want you a part of this conversation and in this very globalized interconnected world particular and trade because we don't have many barriers between us and e.u. already so when we're doing t.j. it's not really about removing trade barriers because the tariffs are quite low it's about saying to the rest of the world we have this partnership it's exclusive and you're not going to be a part of it. there is plenty more international news on the way for you i hope to
lists lists lists about. the. what about washington getting tougher on its allies like saudi arabia because it's no secret that saudi money was a crucial factor in the rise of the extremist can or to take. the united states drag their feet they did declare early on the uprising. was a terrorist organization. and others were terrorist organizations and proscribed but it did very little to carry through with that and to force its allies to equally prescribe those groups.
welcome back you're watching artsy internationalist talk football now russian football fans may cause the national team to beat the points in the world cup for reportedly displaying near nazi banners doing the sides first match in brazil if prove it would be yet another blot on the already full copybook of russian football hooliganism that also features picture tanks must street rallies and nationalist clashes but as a country prepares to actually be the host for the next world cup in four years' time it's working hard on solutions correspondent. showing support for your team in russia could mean this this.
or this. in one thousand nine hundred eighty when spacek was playing says scar in moscow we had a huge fight red blue warriors came up against us there was more than eight hundred people involved in a brawl but not sure and that is just one of the fights i see described now a retired sas fan culture has changed massively russia is today if you put a stereotype of an english football hooligan or an italian is no longer applied to us we went our own way and you now there are no loud criminal cases against you compared to the ninety's back in the soviet days football was considered one of the nation's sprites history's best goalkeeper left yosh and the team which won the first ever european championship and the police of revolutionary managers with the break up of the soviet union football just as many other spheres of life suffered a major setback it may be a coincidence but along with these problems came in isn't it still unclear what
caused the surge in violence but in recent years russian hooligans have remained visible from violent pitch invasions to mass three grannies and racist incidents involving swastikas in the stands near nazi views and you know phobia are among the most debated issues back in twenty ten when a fan was steel during the fighting in moscow that escalated into at-c. clients thousands of ultras made themselves heard right outside the walls of the kremlin. look at all politically motivated people have always been close to find groups which not only have they propagandize the culture of violence but they explained why this violence was needed that's why nazi views of popular there because force and violence are the basis of naziism and fascism in the form of hooligan founder of russia's largest fan movement democracy and i have a believes that. she was often blown up in the press and problems are usually solved even before they appear. we're going to. spearhead events at the mine down
in ukraine some of them around the national guard now so potentially this is a very dangerous part of society but our oath origins are pursuing a very clever strategy but who live in communities so there's no danger from now in russia these fights happen every weekend but no one knows if they happen out of town in forests and strictly upon agreement on. the twenty thirteen movie okola footballer tells the story of a firm of hooligans consisting partially of white collar workers where death and destruction rub shoulders with love and friendship one of its characters keeps asking the question why do you fight him to face. with full aggression. the movie slogan is we can not change real life has proven they can insist of a sealy it's just a matter of whether the rest of the world will be happy with this evolution of the russian fan culture when the country hosts the next world cup in twenty eighteen let's see moscow. other news for you on our website r.t.
dot com such as the mass panic caused by a visitor in the skies head online to low wired google blue said shivers down the spine of locals and emergency services in zealand. plus an unexpected tornado swept through the turkish city of a stumble tearing off roofs of shops and sending people fleeing for cover and get all the pictures and the videos online and r.t. dot com. thirty five years in prison the confiscation of assets and a million dollar fine that was the punishment a younger u.s. programmer was facing before he committed suicide he'd been accused of using and tracking technology online but what wasn't allowed to one individual was actually being greenlit for the computer giant apple which is now installing the very same system into its products and he's guy and he church account has more. apple is taking a step toward preventing mobile devices from broadcasting information about their
users whereabouts the company announced that he use the mac addresses emitted by its wireless devices as an anti tracking measure the mac address is of course the unique number that identifies you on a network tech experts also point out the said i would be when an individual namely internet pioneer late aaron swartz spoofed his mac address the government held it out as evidence of criminality in his indictment aaron swartz was arrested in two thousand and eleven for downloading academic articles from a subscription based research website at his university with the intention to make them available to the public although none of what he has downloaded was classified prosecutors wanted to put him in jail for thirty five years has had earlier drawn the f.b.i.'s attention in two thousand and eight twenty he downloaded and released about three million federal court documents from a restricted service the government did not press charges then because the documents were in fact public aaron swartz became an internet freedom activist
calling for others to join we interviewed him a number of times here in our team. and it's the foundation of our constitution the government is constrained by having someone else check off to make sure they're not abusing their power aaron swartz committed suicide at the age of twenty six his family and friends believe the government's relentless persecution was a major factor it's interesting how tech giant apple is now developing its privacy protecting measure when aaron swartz did it the government thought it was a crime anyway tech experts say there are still other ways to track you down via your smartphone and spoofing your mac address alone will not make you untraceable the electronic frontier foundation described apple's initiative best opening an umbrella in the middle of a hurricane but privacy advocates welcomed the step they hope more companies will rise to the challenge of protecting their use. there's. journalist and civil rights activists david seaman's told pti that technology will not protect users from being
spied on or number of other hardware identifiers aside from the mac address that your cell phone is still emitting so this definitely doesn't restore total privacy to the user but there's also a larger theme here which is that governments are spying on us and these cell phones are not designed to be all that secure from day one clearly there is a double standard out there if you're a large tech company the government will turn the other way but aaron schwartz this is one of the things they used against him was that he spoofed mac addresses apparently and it just goes to show you that there are people within this government who use some of these outdated laws and use an incomplete understanding of internet technology to pretty much go after whoever they don't like and to make that person's life a lot more difficult with hard to fight charges. a u.n. report says more than a million people have been displaced by raging sectarian violence in iraq the numbers are only expected to rise as well as the country's army tries to push back
the advance of al-qaeda offshoots isis which is going to take over baghdad and being an islamic state is already in control of vast parts of iraq including the second largest city mosul meanwhile the first of three hundred u.s. military advisers promised by washington to a direct the security forces they are due in iraq later today for the international studies professor just sure landis believes that washington is reluctant to take any decisive steps to resolve the crisis because of the problems the two thousand and three invasion calls that you can watch the full version of the interview in oksana boy because will the part that's tomorrow in our tea just for now though here's a quick preview. this entire crisis episode shows the incredible strategic blunder of president george w. bush in india attacking iraq and casting down the cinese from the top of society to the bottom destroying the state of iraq which kindled this sectarian struggle the
united states is debating today about how much support to give to maliki many people believe that he is too sectarian that if america supports him it will offend sudanese turn send the world against the united states and alienate our support in the gulf therefore they're very reluctant to get in with direct military support they would like to get diplomats on the ground to begin negotiating as they did during the occupation. ok let's get a world update for you now starting with doctors without borders who say the outbreak of the deadly ebola virus is out of control as it continues to sweep across africa go to the world health organization more than three hundred thirty people have been confirmed dead so far cases have been reported in sierra leone liberia and guinea the virus kills almost ninety percent of all infected patients.
elsewhere a suicide blast has killed a security officer near a checkpoint in eastern lebanon dozens more people were seriously wounded in that incident no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack it's just the latest in a series of assaults on shiite muslims across lebanon in the past few months. meanwhile security forces in china's restive west have repelled an assault on a police station killing thirteen of the attackers three officers have been injured as attackers drove a vehicle laden with explosives into the building officials blame we give militants for the assault china has seen a rise of insurgent attacks by the group in recent months with deadly bombings and knife attacks targeting civilians. ok i really do hope you'll join me with more news at the top of the next i'll be missing will be breaking the set
that's coming up after a short break you're watching on t.v. . recently four hundred high level russian officials including duma members were someone for a three day military training event that would include the use of various different weapons and lectures about the state of the russian military the stated objective of all of this was to make the average soldiers in the army aware of the patriotic attitudes of those who can order them off to fight in theory this is a good idea but the reality is this kind of reeks that sweet stench of an empty p.r. stunt this is not nearly enough to convince the average grunt that the guys in power care about him as far as i understand it in the military they want to push people to break down their psychology and boot camp so they can make new better tougher
more patriotic people and obedient ones as well the sort of cutesy who we can camp will not have any psychological effect these politicians and to be honest i think bureaucrats the world over have it too easy their lives are too comfortable heck all the duma deputies have these nice leather chairs and they have gold watches and assistants and all that stuff i think that if the duma deputies had to suffer through a military hell for one month out of the year the corrupt comfort obsessed weaklings might get squeezed out of the system this training for the elite is a good idea but it needs to be done right and brutal but that's just my opinion. from you. even for plug into a human. being to be used to try. the globe which will come you know that's right. suppose you miss it you just stop because to foresee that
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i'm abby martin and this is breaking the set so recently i broke down some of the craziest cia operations you've probably never heard of and as it turns out now there is one more to add apparently during the cia's search for bin laden the agency hatched a plan to get to distribute a doll resembling the taliban leader in pakistan here's the catch when the dollar is exposed to heat its face melts into a terrifying demon in order to scared children from the real life then ladan yes this is actually real now the toys never made it past the prototype stage of this bizarre scheme exposes that even dolls are being used in the empire's propaganda war but see the government was indoctrinating children with notions of good and bad long before the bin laden demon doll consider that the same hasbro executive who worked with the cia to create the bin laden action figure was instrumental.